Community Service, Inc. (CSI) Summer Learning and STEM Links program is for students ages 7-18. The program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Students enrolled in the program and their families are not charged for participation. Students will be paired with a AmeriCorp member throughout the summer. AmeriCorp members will focus on implementing the First Tee Nine Core values and the STEMLinks Curriculum while helping students retain and sharpen their skills in math, English, reading and writing.
What is the First Tee STEMLinks Curriculum?
– The STEMLinks curriculum provides fun and engaging STEM activities that focus on teaching science, technology, engineering, math and reading.
How does the program work?
AmeriCorp members and participants will spend at least 5 hours a week in the program learning about the nine core values and STEMlinks curriculum through golf course play, other mentoring activities and summer reading initiatives. A three month minimum commitment to the program must be made before a student will be enrolled into the program.
AmeriCorps have been thoroughly vetted and have passed a FBI criminal background check, national sex offender registry check, child maltreatment registry check, adult abuse registry check, and drug screening.
The program will start May 18, 2019 and continue through Aug. 23, 2019 and is available in Conway, Faulkner and Pope Counties. Once accepted into the program, the parent will be contacted by their assigned mentor/tutor for an orientation. The student and parent must attend the orientation, which will last approximately one hour. The tutor/mentor will go over the times they are available and create a schedule that is mutually agreeable. All transportation of the enrolled student is the responsibility of the parent. CSI tutor/mentors are not allowed to transport participants at any time.
Educational/Mentoring sessions may occur at CSI offices, schools, public libraries and other approved public venues. STEMLinks sessions will occur at the Morrilton Country Club, Russellville Country Club and the Arkansas Golf Center. AmeriCorps members are not allowed to conduct sessions in their homes or in the homes of their assigned students.
Parents must submit a completed enrollment packet to Jamie Higgins via fax at 501-354-5410, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail at Jamie Higgins, CSI Summer Learning, PO Box 679, Morrilton, AR 72110. Submittal of enrollment packet does not guarantee placement. There are a limited number of slots available in each location.